When should our heart break, reader? Should it break when someone passes away who we knew and loved? Should it break when we see the homeless mom on the street trying to feed her child? Or maybe it should break when we see someone who doesn’t know where they’ll spend eternity.
Maybe you’d say those are all times that our heart should break. But now I ask you this:
When does your heart break?
Do you feel the loss of a loved one? Do you have emotional pangs when you see a mom doing whatever she can to get food for her child? Does your heart hurt for someone who is hopeless?
And if your heart does break, does it spur you to action? Heartbreak is no good unless it causes us to act.
When we allow someone to go hungry but tell others how terrible we felt for them, it does nothing. When we say we care about those around us, but don’t share the truth with them, our so-called “caring” holds no weight . When we claim to be people of compassion, but backstab those who don’t live up to our “standards”, it destroys any truth of the compassion we claim to have.
Talk is cheap, reader. Too many things are said and too few things are acted upon.
It’s time we put actions to our words and speak with the understanding that our words have worth. It’s time we stopped lying, every time we say our hearts are breaking for the world around us, but then choose to sit home and do nothing.
We should be people who hold each other accountable for our words. And the easiest way to do it, is this: The next time someone tells you how badly they feel about a situation, ask them, “What are you going to do about it?”
I ask you again, friend, does your heart break for those who don’t know of a loving Savior who came to ransom us from sin? Does your heart break for the millions of babies aborted every year? Does your heart break for the world around us, in need of change?
Then reader, I ask you: What are you going to do about it?